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Hood/engine Light

I just filled up my windshield washer and decided to post up one of my favorite mods.

One of the things I wanted on my truck was a hood light to light up the engine bay.

First I bought a hood light from a really old ranger at the junk yard but it was completely rotted and unusable. So I bought some flex LED lights


Install was very simple just removed the shield under the hood and zip tied the lights to the shield running the wiring behind and coming out at the hood strut with a tilt switch to turn on when the hood is raised.




Everything is wired in pretty cleanly and I like how the install looks and wow is there ever a lot of light. Makes me happy that the first light was rotted and I went this way. No more darkness for anything under the hood from adding windshield washer to doing or a mood.

This pic is from an iphone 3 which suck at low light photos... crazy amount of light :)
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I really like that! Where did you get that?
 
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I really like that! Where did you get that?
Flex LED's are from Walmart.
 
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Very nice!
 
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Nice! Just saw it over on fordtough.ca too!
 
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Nice! Just saw it over on fordtough.ca too!
Yeah catching up posting on sites I didn't visit much before... I've had them in for over a year and still working great :)
 
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2 questions: where did you get the tilt switch and what wiring did you tie it into for power?
 
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Originally Posted by Ranger4wheeling View Post
2 questions: where did you get the tilt switch and what wiring did you tie it into for power?
I wanted constant power so I connected off the power distribution block under the hood. Basically same as connecting to the battery but gives you a very solid connection and clean looking with the cover in place. The two red wires are for my two air horns (18amps each) and I taped off one of them with thinner gauge wire.



The tilt switch was in a hood light a bought that was corroded / ruined so I took it apart and used the piece that is the tilt switch the silver piece in the middle.
 
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Just did this mod, and I gotta say it looks good! I still need to get a tilt switch though, I have it still hooked to the switch it came with. I'm just hoping it lasts a while being so close to the engine.
 
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I've had mine in for about a year and a half including two winters. Lights are still working perfectly and been used in -30c (-22f) in the winter and summer stuck in grid lock at a stand still in 33c (92f) with bright sun heating the black hood plus really humid and no problems at all. Great lights :)
 
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